Contact Us & Book

You can contact us directly here at Bessingby Holiday Cottages. Booking direct allows us to offer the best rates for your stay.

The Granary
Main Street
East Riding of Yorkshire
YO16 4UH

Tel: 01262 609 525
Mob: 07738 564 856

Click here for directions.

Booking information

Bookings are for the whole cottage for the duration of your stay and the price includes bed linen, bath and hand towels, electricity and central heating.

Check in is from 3pm on your first day and check out is 10am on your last day. Bookings are for a minimum stay of 2 nights during winter (November to March, excluding Easter) and 7 nights during the rest of the year. But if there’s still last minute availability during the summer, we can sometimes sort out a short break so just ask when it gets close to the time.

Changeover day is usually a Saturday in Shepherd’s cottage and Friday in Waggoner’s Cottage, but again sometimes we can be flexible, please ask.

Payment information

A deposit of £100 payable by cheque, bank transfer, or PayPal (which also accepts credit and debit cards) is required to confirm your booking. The balance of your holiday is then due six weeks before your arrival date, unless your holiday starts within six weeks of booking, in which case the full amount is due at the time of booking.

Cancellations & liability

We strongly recommend you take out cancellation insurance. If you have to cancel your holiday, every attempt will be made to re-let and refund the cost, less a £10 administration fee. But if the cottage cannot be re-let you will be liable to forfeit the deposit (if you cancel more than 28 days before the start of your stay) or the full cost of the cottage (if you cancel within 28 days).

We would only cancel your holiday if your accommodation was unavailable for reasons beyond our control. We would attempt to offer alternative accommodation. However, if this was not possible or unacceptable to you, then we would refund all monies paid by you for the holiday. Our liability does not extend beyond this refund.

Access statement

It is highly advisable, if not essential, to have a car at the cottages. There is a regular bus service but the stop is about 800 yards uphill and would take approximately 10 minutes to walk to at a steady pace.

There is a large car park immediately off the road and a garden path leads to the cottages. Waggoner’s Cottages is nearest to the car park, then the owner’s residence and Shepherd’s Cottage is farthest away. We are happy to assist you with your luggage.

Entrances: The front door is 350mm off the ground in two small steps.

Inside: All doors in the cottage are a standard width of 750mm. All the accommodation is one level.

Unfortunately there is not room to manoeuvre a wheelchair in the cottages.


  • Bookings made via the booking interface or directly are subject to availability and at our discretion. We reserve the right to accept or reject a booking with or without reason.
  • For the comfort of all of our guests, smoking is not permitted in any of our cottages.
  • For the comfort of all of our guests, pets are not permitted in any of our cottages.
  • All guests must agree not to use the broadband provided for any unlawful purpose.
  • We do not accept any liability for any damage, loss or injury to any member of your party or any vehicles or possessions, unless proven to be caused by a negligent act by ourselves.
  • We politely request parents to supervise children at all times when on site.